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A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step - Lao Tzu

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step – Lao Tzu

Imagine yourself on a long and winding road. You’re about to embark upon a big journey, halfway around the globe. You know that it’s going to take time, but you also know that you will get there eventually, safe and sound. And so, you take the first step down the road, in complete faith.

Now, do this with your life journey as well, because your life journey is really quite similar to a literal journey. You take the first step, then the second, and the third… and so on and so forth. That’s how we get to places – we move one step at a time.

Remember this if you’re facing big changes in life. Maybe you’re about to start a new job, or have your first baby, or perhaps you’re going through a divorce – whatever way that you’re moving forwards in life, do not fear the journey ahead. All you need to do is take the first step, and from there you’ll be able to see where the next one should go.

Yes, you will make a wrong turn here and there and get lost along the way, but that’s part of the journey. It happens to all of us. And let’s be honest, isn’t it when you get lost that you end up seeing the true beauty of a place, or find a better, alternative way towards your goal?

So don’t fear the journey you are on, embrace it and take the time to stop and smell the flowers at the side of the road. Take one step at a time and let your heart guide you to where you are meant to go.

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step – Lao Tzu
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About Johanna Rosberg

For years, I have lived by the rule that nothing is too big or too scary to do; anything that anyone else can do, I can do, too. And now, since about a year back, I have decided to make it my life mission to make you understand your abilities and your strengths, to help you live the life you've always dreamed of. It's time we take over that steering wheel of life! It's time we start living our lives and not just waiting for "other stuff" to happen! Join me in my journey, and please, share yours with me over at www.johannarosberg.wordpress.com


  1. Beautiful reminder! Tweeted it! :)and now following you on Twitter as @OptinLiving Be blessed!

    • Thank you for sharing it, Debra! That makes me feel very humble.
      I definitely have to get better at the Twitter game (still trying to learn after all this time), but I’ll be sure to go check your page out! 🙂

  2. This is a great post, Johanna! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for the reminder, now I just hope I really and always, remember it.

  4. Thanks for a beautiful timely reminder.

  5. Thanks for the wonderful commentary on that timeless quote. I’m about to fly halfway across the world on an incredible journey. I took the first step a year and a half ago. A bunch of little steps adds up to something big!!

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